Cebu BRT Aims To Implement in 2018

By on March 5, 2015

3 years from now, our highways and main road networks will not be as much traffic as we have always experience today. The sickening traffic in Cebu City and surrounding Cities during rush hour will find its solution. People can can travel within the city with ease and comfort while travel time will be reduced significantly. The infrastructure that comes along with it ensures safety passenger access, so Cebuanos will be more confident roaming around the City.

The Cebu BRT is expected to transport around 330,000 passengers a day in its 33 station and 176 operational buses. Routes will be from Bulacao to Ayala Center Cebu with a link to SRP (South Road Properties) and from Ayala to Barangay Talamban Cebu. Once completed, the Cebu BRT is expected to have an average trip of 433,000/day.
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Around 80-100 passengers can accommodate in each bus with 2-5 minutes waiting interval. It will have links to major malls like Ayala Mall & SM Malls.

BRT System is proven successful in many countries like Bogota, Colombia; Curitiba, Brazil; Guangzhou, China and in Seoul, South Korea

The Cebu Bus Rapit Transit (BRT) was first proposed by former Mayor Tomas Osmena in the 1990s and the DOTC (Department of Transportation & Communication) began its formal planning in 2008. The World Bank through its Clean Technology Fund supports and will finance the project that would cost $7-$10 Million per Kilometer for the Construction. The project is among the President Aquino’s top 16 Public-Private Partnership Projects to pursue.

Although this is a good news for everyone but jeepney public transport drivers, operators and franchisers will be directly affected by this project. The good thing is, the LTFRB-7 has started affected jeepney operators and drivers to provide employment training and assistance through TESDA (Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
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